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Clean & Silky, But Not Quite Sweet: A Look at My August Birchbox
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Clean & Silky, But Not Quite Sweet: A Look at My August Birchbox

Have you heard about Birchbox yet? If you’re a social media geek (as I am), you’ve probably seen tweets, pins and posts about this beauty-sample-box craze. For $10 a month, you get a package of “beauty, grooming and lifestyle products.” Some of the samples go to everyone, others are selected based on the profile you can fill […]

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A Relaxing Summer Ahead? Haha. Yeah, Right.
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A Relaxing Summer Ahead? Haha. Yeah, Right.

I always look forward to this time of year – when school wraps up for my son, the days are long and the pool is open. I think summer is going to be relaxing and I picture myself sitting in the sun with a big fruity drink, chatting with my girlfriends while our children play […]

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I’m a Mean Mom…and Proud of it, Part 2
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I’m a Mean Mom…and Proud of it, Part 2

So if you haven’t read the first part of this blog post and want to know why I’m a Mean Mom, please read here. I wrote briefly about investing in your children, the realities of being a new mom, and fact that some things are non-negotiable. While I’m not a certified expert in early childhood development, […]

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I Totally Failed the Grump Out, But I Think I Became a Better Mother
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I Totally Failed the Grump Out, But I Think I Became a Better Mother

I wrote a big long post on how horrendously I failed at yesterday’s Great American Grump Out. About the anticipation, the stress, the reality and ultimately, the guilt. Full of shame and sadness, I deleted that post before it was published. The truth is that even though I’m not a grump all the time, I am […]

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Join Us for Mom’s Night Out! – May 11, 2012
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Join Us for Mom’s Night Out! – May 11, 2012

Mother’s Day is all about you, and you deserve an evening of wine, food, pampering, prizes and fun! Join us the Friday before Mother’s Day, May 11, 2012, at Mom’s Night Out, organized & coordinated by Move You Fitness Studio in Essex. Meet other local moms and get a little pampered!  There will be a free Move […]

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I Didn’t Find Time to Exercise – I Made Time
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I Didn’t Find Time to Exercise – I Made Time

I started a new job in January of this year.  Up until then I was doing Zumba two days a week and Jazzercise two – three times a week.  When I started my new job, my hours did not allow me to keep this routine.  It wasn’t until a few weeks ago that I realized […]

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Simple and Inexpensive Ways to De-Stress Yourself and Your Family
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Simple and Inexpensive Ways to De-Stress Yourself and Your Family

As a full-time workingwoman and mom to four kids, I can appreciate the need to de-stress. One of the most important lessons I learned early on in motherhood is that I need to take care of myself to effectively care for my family (just ask my husband). We all have stress, and when not dealt […]

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